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Training from the Best

When offering a product, it is important that you offer your customers the best level of quality available.  That is why Surface Interval has selected the training agencies that it is affiliated with.  We believe that these agencies bring the highest level of quality to their respective industries.



PADI, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, is the largest and most respected training agency in the industry, training approximately 75% of divers.  With over 130,000 active professionals in 180 countries, PADI has an instructional design that has been validated around the world.  This is why PADI is "The Way the World Learns to Dive." 


Emergency First Response

Emergency First Response is the fastest-growing international CPR, AED and first aid training organization. With more than 31,000 instructors worldwide, Emergency First Response is backed by 36 years of experience in the development and delivery of instructional courses, training materials and educational curricula. Emergency First Response courses have gained widespread international acceptance.

Emergency First Response's course curricula are based on patient care standards as published in the American Heart Association Guidelines 2005 Standards for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, and the consensus view of the Basic Life Support (BLS) Working Group of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). ILCOR is an international standards group representing most of the world's major resuscitation organizations.

Focused on training the lay rescuer, the Emergency First Response approach to training builds confidence in lay rescuers and increases their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency by teaching them the skills they need in a non-stressful learning environment. Participants are also given as much practice as necessary to master and retain these skills.

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Medic First Aid International

MEDIC FIRST AID International is a worldwide innovator and leader in CPR/first aid emergency care training programs for business, industry, and the public.  We have certified an international network of over 80,000 instructors, who have trained more than nine million first aid providers over the past 30 years.

MEDIC FIRST AID's mission is to realize a goal shared by everyone at MEDIC FIRST AID: When someone is in need of emergency care, a trained provider is there, prepared to help and to respond confidently.

As a worldwide leader and pioneer in skills training, MEDIC FIRST AID continues to raise the bar in emergency care training and workplace safety. Clients representing a wide range of business and industry markets use our products and services to ensure the safety and health of their employees and to significantly drive down costs associated with workplace safety.

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Divers Alert Network

DAN is a not-for-profit 501(C)(3) organization that provides emergency medical advice and assistance for underwater diving injuries, and underwrites a wide range of research, education and training programs that promote safe diving. DAN is supported by more than 200,000 fellow divers with a further 60,000 international divers supporting DAN Europe, DAN Japan, DAN Southeast Asia Pacific and DAN Southern Africa.

DAN started in 1980 in association with Duke University Medical Center, initiating the 24-Hour Diving Emergency Hotline for dive accidents and providing emergency assistance and evacuation. It was quickly followed by a 9-5 information service and our award-winning magazine, Alert Diver devoted to your safety as a scuba diver.

DAN was the first to initiate insurance for the specialized recompression or other medical or evacuation services required in the event of a dive accident. DAN has trained medical staff on call to assist you in the event of a dive emergency. DAN initiated the use of emergency oxygen first aid programs and is the largest distributor of emergency oxygen equipment for the treatment of dive injuries.

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Reef Environmental Education Foundation

The Reef Environmental Education Foundation is a grass-roots organization that seeks to conserve marine ecosystems by educating, enlisting and enabling divers and other marine enthusiasts to become active ocean stewards and citizen scientists.